Last year, I took my motorcycle to work. There was heavy traffic, but nothing out of the ordinary. When I was less than a mile away from the office, someone cut in front of me and stopped abruptly…

Everything felt like it was in slow motion. I swerved to avoid a collision, almost went against oncoming traffic, then I was thrown in into the air. I lost consciousness, and when I woke up, I was on the ground. I never felt such pain in my life.

I had broken ribs, a broken collar bone, and my right leg was fractured in two places. The paramedics took me to the hospital and I went in for surgery immediately, spending a week in the hospital before they released me.

For more than eight months, I couldn’t walk. I’m still trying to get back to normal walking, but it seems like I have some permanent damage. Every day, I do my therapy exercises and I’m hopeful that one day, I can run again and go back to normal.

How Citrix technology supported my recovery

Once I was well enough, but still recovering, I started working from home. By using Citrix technology like Receiver apps, XenDesktop, ShareFile and cloud access to my team’s toolset, I had full access to my job functions.

Citrix technologies allowed me to continue working without disruption, and as a result, I have been able to concentrate on the things that matter most.

How Citrix people supported my recovery

My manager was and still is very understanding of my situation. But not just him, the entire team, and many people at Citrix are always concerned and there for me when I need them.

I have the flexibility to work from home or other locations as my health requires, but my role has never been affected. I go to the office almost every day now because of their support.

Thank you, Citrix.

I’m lucky to work for Citrix. This company has really made me feel part of something bigger. The products and services we offer our customers and partners make a difference.

Just as students can benefit from our tech at school, and businesses benefit worldwide, we also benefit. At Citrix, we drink our own “Kool-Aid” and I’m grateful for that.